photo: Olivia Goldman
Luminosity is the word that comes to mind when I see this photo of my niece. It reminds me of something ethereal, transcendent even, like a higher self reaching out and shining forth its wisdom and beauty. What I love about the word luminosity is that it refers to an intrinsic brightness, a natural or inborn quality of light. We all have this within us, innate brightness, innate wisdom. But we're not always connected to it.
One of our core practices in Love Body is "Connect with Source." This can mean lots of things, but tuning into our inherent wisdom and allowing our inner light to shine forth is one way that I like to think of it. One of the most powerful ways that we can connect with this wisdom and light is through meditation.
Right now is a perfect time to start to explore this connection. The winter solstice is coming up on Monday and there is something extra special about this solstice. Come sunset, Jupiter and Saturn seemingly will merge into a single bright point of light low in the western sky, a "Christmas Star". This will yield a spectacular astronomical sight involving the two planets unseen in nearly eight centuries. Some speculate it marks the beginning of a new era, a time on earth when truth and goodness will prevail, a time of enlightenement.
So this Monday, we will honor the return of the external light, the pivot point when the days start to get longer, in our virtual meditation event Connect with Source. We will share the basics of meditation and mindfulness, what they are and why we do them, as well as some of the science behind meditation and how it actually changes your brain, and we will end with a simple meditation practice that can easily be incorporated into everyday life to foster a closer connection with your own inherent wisdom, your intrinsic brightness and your endless capacity for love.
Whatever happens come December 21st, whether it's the dawning of a new age or not, we will continue to offer you ways to find more joy and ease in the experience of being in a body, to find more love for your physical body and more love for your embodied experience.